Gulf of Carpentaria
Commercial Fishermen Association
March 2020 - URGENT UPDATE: COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
On instruction from the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol, effective immediately, all Commercial Gulf Fishers are directed NOT to enter any Indigenous or Torres Strait Communities. Fishers are instructed to observe social-distancing and hygiene guidelines as stated by State and Federal governments at all times.
New Chairman - Scott Bolton
Since our AGM the position of Chairman has been vacant.
Scott Bolton has agreed to accept the nomination from that meeting and step up from the position of Vice Chairman to Chairman.
We hope that all members will give Scott their support and help in the coming year, especially with the proposed gulf net and line review happening this season.
Net Marking - Print for your information (PDF)
* Please note Part 6 - Division 3 - 113 Mark of Nets (1A; 1B; 2A; 2B; & 3A; 3B)
Buoyant Storage Devices (PDF)
Marine Safety Life Cell Information (PDF)
AGM - held 10th October 2019: Minutes (PDF)
Email Letter from Tony Ham, DAF: Jewel Fish Processing at Sea (PDF)
Email Letter from Michelle Jensen: Lending for Quota (PDF)
Letter from Centrepoint Finance: Quota Financing (PDF)
AMSA Update: Proposed changes to Australian near coastal seafarer certificates (WebLink)
Mangrove Dieback in the GoC (PDF)
VMS from QSIA CEO (PDF)
Black Jew Fish
Letter from Chairman to Bernadette Ditchfield - Deputy Director-General Fisheries and Forestry (PDF)
Replay from Claire Andersen - Acting Deputy Director-General Fisheries and Forestry (PDF)
Release of the Mud & Blue Swimmer Crab ERA
Scoping Study – Mud and Blue Swimmer Crab (C1) Fishery. (PDF)
Level 1 Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) – Mud and Blue Swimmer Crab (C1) Fishery. (PDF)
Important information about commercial fishing rules in Australian Marine Parks (PDF)